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#1 Choccy

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

Seeing as the weather was kind, we decided to have a little mini meet on the southern English downs with Sailor.

Did sailor behave ?....
well of course not...
just the usually cheeky antics

Mega wrap ups and crazy stunts.

Danebury Hill photos

It was a pleasure to meet and fly "Scrappy" too. ;)
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:34 PM

Now I seem to have a reputation for misbehaving when flying a kite. I wish to dispel this myth, where ever it came from (How are you these days Mr Hoath by the way? ;)). I may have been heard to utter the phrase "coming through" but that was merely a polite prelude to flying through a group of tightly packed revs to, understandably, be at the top of the wind window. Manners cost nothing after all. And I may have hit Groz up the bum with my kite, but that was playful jesting. As for picking up the lines of parked kites and relaunching them, well, that is just being helpful! Getting my lines wrapped round Choccy's head was a simple error (oops!)

So I just wish it to be know that I behave impeccably all the time. :) Even after the unholy mess following the Moulin in Choccy's pics
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:57 PM

It was a pleasure to meet and fly "Scrappy" too. ;)


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

scrappy rocks!!!!!!
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:14 AM

What Sailor said, it's all true (for once) :lol:

I'm kinda aching everywhere today :blush:
but still laughing.

What a fantastic hobby this is.

Thanx Sailor for helping me with the weird notion of walking fowards to gain altitude with reverse hover to the top of the window :kid_content:

It's a shame we haven't got any images of the 3 of us....
at least some passing walkers enjoyed our craziness.

"coming through" :kid_smartass:
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:27 AM

So I just wish it to be known that I behave impeccably all the time. :) Even after the unholy mess following the Moulin in Choccy's pics

More pics added to the gallery...
and you can't even tell the mess which the Moulins created :lol:

The ground windmills worked well... I can't wait to try that myself now.

I wonder what the next load of mischief Sailor will get himself into (?) :blue_wink:
We've never ever had to untangle ourselves so much as when we are flying with the Sailor ! :lol:
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:34 AM

You can't cook an omelette without breaking eggs, and you can't learn to team fly with out tangling lines! If you don't tangle line, you ain't trying!
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

Well done Choccy ,I cant wait untill i am a BIT better and then i can start this team flying lark,I bet its good fun and you learn a lot


Sailor EEERRRMMMM I must be really trying {confirmed by wife} as i can tangle my lines ,without team flying :D

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:34 PM

Come along to one of the main festivals Fenman. Dunstable is not far away from you really, and you will find people very friendly and welcoming. You will find loads of people only too keen to help with both your individual flying and to give you a go at team flying. Flying a pair with an experienced flier is a really good intro to team flying that people at almost all levels of learning can try - Stephen Hoath introed me to pairs when I couldn't even hover properly, then let me loose on a 5 or 6 person team fly! Wow what fun!
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:58 PM

Come along to one of the main festivals Fenman. Dunstable is not far away from you really, and you will find people very friendly and welcoming. You will find loads of people only too keen to help with both your individual flying and to give you a go at team flying. Flying a pair with an experienced flier is a really good intro to team flying that people at almost all levels of learning can try - Stephen Hoath introed me to pairs when I couldn't even hover properly, then let me loose on a 5 or 6 person team fly! Wow what fun!


I know there is good fun to be had Sailor,two sundays ago i went to the downs,What a Great bunch of lads,I was made to feel welcome stright away,
There were 4 of them there Gary,, Bob ,,Woody and another lad, nothing was to much trouble ,,With their help I learnt the brake stop {inverted} I am working on inverted take off and the hover,,also i am working on the walk of shame ;)
I will be at Dunstable at least once a month so i guess its going to be my homefield,,,well worth the trip

Now if your ever passing,,,,,,,,,,

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:01 PM

Stephen Hoath introed me to pairs when I couldn't even hover properly, then let me loose on a 5 or 6 person team fly! Wow what fun!

Hey fenman I am sure you'll be picking it up in no time.

I'm sure at one of the festivals (if you can make it), someone would be happy to share some wisdom if they have the chance/time.

I'm still hoping for some one on one time with our guru ;)

All I 'know' is what looks good, having watched a lot of different routines, which is most of it. :)

I understand that it can be difficult to explain to others what is happening with your hands/arms and kite when learning.
I hope I'd beable to pass on a little bit of knowledge if I could.
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

Please dodge those rabbit holes!
Guess who this famous REV flier is?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:11 PM

Hello John

We managed to stay out of most of the bunny holes :)

Gosh what an 'interesting' situation to get yourself into.
I'm not sure if I dare to say if I recognise the fella in the picture.
Is he from the UK ?
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:17 PM

Hello John

We managed to stay out of most of the bunny holes :)

Gosh what an 'interesting' situation to get yourself into.
I'm not sure if I dare to say if I recognise the fella in the picture.
Is he from the UK ?

The photo is from 1997 and yes the fella is a Brit.
These photos were taken at a major competition. Any idea where?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:08 PM

Mr Wardley and my guess it it is blackheath during the drought.
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:27 PM

Mr Wardley and my guess it it is blackheath during the drout.

Way off on both!

The lady next to him is his mother.
John Barresi was there! Stephen Hoath was there! David Gomberg was there! Of course I was there!

The holes were quite treacherous, but not caused by rabbits! Correct is a drought, but somewhere where you would not expect it!

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

Sorry, got my names mixed up Robertshaw not wardley. Doh!

Not blackheat eh. Now I think about it you are right - it is too early in the year for the drought. It doesn't look like dunstable (no road like the one in the picture I can think of) nor Portsmouth. Is it bristol? That tends to be a pretty wet place normally, but even it was a mess in the drought.
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

Correct is a drought, but somewhere where you would not expect it!

Oh right. Must be Rainham :kid_smartass: :kid_smartass: Or maybe Wetwang!
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

yes I was going to say Mr R. too.
Not sure of the location... certainly not the antarctic :lol:

location guesses: Spain (always prone to droughts, so probably wrong) or Germany (incidentally I have visited Goslar too). ??
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:01 AM

that be Guadeloupe!




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